Lori Waxman, Art Historian & Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Contemporary Art Critic for The Chicago Tribune, was in town the first week of May 2019. Her live performance "60 Wrd/Min Art Critic" was held at the Herron School of Art & Design. She guaranteed a brief, serious review to the 30 artists who were fortunate enough to schedule an appointment with her during her 4 day visit.
Ann was invited to judge the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards held at Butler University.
She served on the middle and high school panels for both Painting and Sculpture, for the state of Indiana. Winners in this round will move on to the national competition.
This program, founded in 1923, was created to encourage students in grades 7-12
to become active in the visual arts and poetry.
National Medalist art and writing is displayed during the annual Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition in New York City. Last year the exhibit was on display at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and at Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery. We also hold ongoing exhibitions at the U.S. Department of Education through the Art.Write.Now.DC program. In addition, selections from the Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition are displayed in cities across the U.S. as part of the Art.Write.Now.Tour.
Ann's painting, Approaching Migraine 4, was selected for the
2019 Hoosier Women Artists Exhibit
to be displayed in the Indiana Statehouse for one year.
The Hoosier Women Artists annual competition was established to celebrate Women's History Month and highlight talented female artists throughout Indiana. The contest includes a wide variety of art including drawing, painting, and photography. Each year hundreds of entries compete for the honor of being included in the exhibit.
5 More Eggs & Hidden Gondola
were selected for the (2018) 40th annual juried
Whitewater Valley Art Competition at Indiana University East.
This year's jurors were
Peg Faimon, Founding Dean at the School of Art, Architecture, and Design, IU Bloomington,
Betsy Stirratt, Founding Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at IU Bloomington,
and Maxim Weintraub, Gallery Director at the Herron School of Art And Design.
Ann was the only artist to have two paintings in the exhibit.
Annual SALI National Abstract Art Competition XIV 2018
The body is an interface between the galaxy and the worm
40 X 40, acrylic on canvas
3rd Place Award
American Artwork 2018
16 X 20, acrylic on canvas
Continuing the Party
IUPUI's Cultural Arts Gallery is excited to announce a juried community art exhibit that will take place in May 2014. The theme of the exhibit is “Continuing the Party”.
This exhibit honors the women in our lives by carrying forth the theme of Judy Chicago’s 1979 work, “The Dinner Party”. The 1979 “Dinner Party” is a collaborative piece that focuses on 39 women/feminine presences who have impacted world events and belief systems throughout the ages. For this year’s “Continuing the Party” exhibit, they are seeking artwork that celebrates the women in our lives - whether those women are spiritual presences, historical figures, cultural icons, or loved ones.
Ann's painting, Marie's Secret Dream, was selected for this exhibit.
In the Night Garden, a poem by Norbert Krapf, & Night Garden, oil on canvas, by Ann McGriffin
appear together in the March~April 2013 copy of Branches Magazine.
BRANCHES provides a forum for topics including personal growth, health care, the environment,
"Tell me where you came from, before you forget..." Herron School of Art & Design Alumni Show, COMING HOME, September 2011
REMEMBERING 9/11 an exhibit of the New-York Historical Society
The exhibition presents a selection of photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition here is new york: a democracy of photographs). One of Ann's photographs, taken in Venice, Italy ~ October 2001, is a permanent part of here is new york: a democracy of photographs.